mulct & horrent

mulct MULKT, noun:
A fine or penalty.

transitive verb:
1. To punish for an offense or misdemeanor by imposing a fine or demanding a forfeiture.
2. To obtain by fraud or deception.
3. To defraud; to swindle.

Mulct comes from Latin multa, “a fine.”

horrent HOR-ehnt adjective

Standing up like bristles, bristling.

From Latin horrent-, stem of horrens, present participle of horrere (to bristle).

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